Bilateral annexectomy - Definition

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A bilateral annexectomy is a surgical operation which consists of extracting the fallopian tubes and the ovaries from both sides of the reproductive organ. An annexectomy can be done in the case of cancer in the reproductive organ of a woman. The intervention takes little time, is done under general anesthesia, and is very frequently associated with the ablation of the uterus: this would be a total, or complete, hysterectomy. In the case of an annexectomy, a substitutive hormonotherapy composed of progestational hormones and estrogen is sometimes used to avoid annoying symptoms caused by the disappearance of these hormones.